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Name: Heligoland Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Heligoland, , Germany

Location: Heligoland Island, North Sea, about 30 miles offshore.

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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn
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Managing Organization:
Ministry of Transport, Water and Shipping Authority Tönning

The 1915 lighthouse, which was one of the world's most powerful lights, was destroyed by British bombing during WW II. The Dutch established a navigational light here in the early 1600s.

Tower Height: 112

Height of Focal Plane: 269

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, range 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red square brick tower with white upper portion.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1630: coal fire; 1811: Lighthouse built by English; 1902: Conical brick tower built by Germany, destroyed in 1945.

Date Established: 1600s

Date Present Tower Built: 1952

Date Automated: 1986

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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